Folk rock duo THE PILGRIM (w/ Black Rainbows members) to return with new album on Heavy Psych Sounds; debut new single « Mexico ’84 » now.
Roma-based folk rock duo THE PILGRIM (formed by Gabriele Fiori and Filippo Ragazzoni of Black Rainbows) will return this October 2nd with their sophomore full-length « …From The Earth To The Sky And Back » on Heavy Psych Sounds. Fly back in time with first single « Mexico ’84 », streaming exclusively via Shindig Magazine.
THE PILGRIM is the brainchild of Gabriele Fiori (also frontman of Black Rainbows and Killer Boogie, and founder of Heavy Psych Sounds Records). This semi-acoustic, psychedelic folk project started to nebulously take shape as a solo project a few years back, as something different than the hard-driving psychedelia and garage heavy rock for which Fiori has been so revered. Quickly joined by Black Rainbows drummer Filippo Ragazzoni, they issued their debut album « Walking into the Forest » in the spring of 2019, meeting an unexpected success among the press and fans by quickly selling out all records.
Fly back in time with new single « Mexico ’84 » HERE
About this new song, Gabriele Fiori comments: « Try to travel with your mind: back in time, desert lands, cactus, dusty roads and a long journey. Think about stopping somewhere beautiful at the end of the trip and refreshing your soul with a cold beer and a breathtaking landscape view. « Mexico ’84 » is the perfect soundtrack for a mind travel or a real journey on a hot hot summertime day. Acoustic and electric guitars, percussion and mellow vocals let you dream away… »
With a refined work on production and recording, and more drums all throughout the record, new album « …From the Earth to the Sky and Back » has all the assets to meet the fans’ expectations, and more. The album was mixed and mastered by Shane Trimble (High Reeper), with a fantastic artwork designed by Maarten Donders. The first part of the record is inspired by a classic Americana vibe, while the rest of the record conjures up a sound reminiscent of Santana, The Eagles, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Faces, Spirit, Captain Beyond and recent Motorpsycho work.
It will be released on October 2nd, and available to preorder now at this location:
– Ultra LTD 2xLP Test Press Vinyl
– Ultra LTD 2xLP Orange/Black/Red Vinyl w/ gatefold + 4 bonus tracks + lyrics
– Ultra LTD Test Press Vinyl
– LTD Yellow/Red Splatter Vinyl
– Black vinyl
– Digipack and digital
New album « …From The Earth To The Sky And Back »
Out on October 2nd via Heavy Psych Sounds – Preorder
1. Mexico ’84
2. Sitting Down On The Porch
3. Obsessed By The West Part I, Ii ,Iii, Iv
5. Fool Around
6. Riding The Horse
8. Secrets In The Kingdom
9. I’m Just Scared
11. At Your Door
12. Sounds In The Night
13. Space And Time
14. Waiting For The Sun
Gabriele Fiori — already frontman of Rome-based outfits Black Rainbows and Killer Boogie and a key figure in Europe’s heavy underground as the head of the Heavy Psych Sounds label and booking agency — was not exactly lacking for things to do. And yet, a couple years back, THE PILGRIM started to nebulously take shape as an idea for a solo-project, something different than the hard-driving psychedelia and garage heavy rock for which he’d already been so revered.
It wasn’t until Jan. 2018 that he really got to putting songs together, but the end result on debut album ‘Walking into the Forest’ is a space-folk release with a personality unto itself. In completing the arrangements, Fiori turned to Black Rainbows drummer Filippo Ragazzoni, and as he says, “Songs came out so spontaneously and easy. I always played acoustic guitar and wanted to push further on this path. The songwriting, rehearsing and recording approach was so different from usual Rainbows or Boogie style, both to me and Filippo for drums, because all the instruments needed to be played smoothly, softly.”
With debut album ‘Walking into the Forest’, Fiori evoked a sound that is both classic and fresh, melodically rich and creatively constructed. It is a new outlet for Fiori that demands spiritual as well as auditory engagement, and an all-things-permissible sonic context that THE PILGRIM will continue to explore with their upcoming effort « …From the Earth to the Sky and Back », to be issued in the fall of 2020 on HPS Records.
THE PILGRIM is:
Gabriele Fiori — Guitars, Vocals, Bass, Keyboards, Synths
Filippo Ragazzoni – Drums
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